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Lord Euston15 is to be married to Lady Dorothy Boyle to-inorrow, after so many delays.
I have received your long letter, and Mr. Chute's too, which I will answer next post. I wish I had the least politics to tell you; but all is silent. The Opposition say not a syllable, because they don't know what the Court will think of public affairs; and they will not take their part till they are sure of contradicting. The Court will not be very ready to declare themselves, as their present situation is every way disagreeable. All they say, is to throw the blame entirely on the obstinacy of the Austrian Court, who would never stir or soften for themselves, while they thought any one obliged to defend them. All I know of news is, that Poland is leaning towards the acquisition side, like her neighbours, and proposes to get a lock of the Golden Fleece too. Is this any part of Gregory's1G negociation ? I delight in his sca/ppata—' Scappato, no; egli solamente ha preso la posta.' My service to Seristori; he is charming.
How excessively obliging to go to Madame Grifoni's17 festino! but believe me, I shall be angry, if, for my sake, you do things that are out of your character: don't you know that I am infinitely fonder of that than of her ?
I read your story of the Sposa Panciatici at table, to the great entertainment of the company, and Prince Craon's epitaph, which Lord Cholmleyls says he has heard before,
15  George Fitzroy (1715-1747), Earl of Euston,  eldest surviving son of second Duke of Grafton; m. (Oct. 9, 1741)   Lady Dorothy Boyle,   eldest daughter and co-heir of third Earl of Burlington.    Lord Euston, -whose character seems to have been, odious in every respect,  died during  his father's lifetime.
16  Q-regorio   Agdollo,  art Asiatic, from being a prisoner at Leghorn, raised himself to be employed to the Great Duke by the King of Poland. Walpole.
17   Elisabetta   Capponi,   wife   of Signer Grifoni, a great beauty.   Wai-pole.
18  George   Cholmondeley   (1703-1770), third Earl of Gholmondeley, brother-in-law of Horace Walpole, by his marriage with Mary (d. 1731), daughter of Sir Eobert Walpole; lie served  in   the   army and   became Major-General;    Lord   Privy   Seal, 1743-44; Joint Vice-Treasurer of Ireland, 1744; Lord of the Bedchamber, 1763.    ' A vain empty man, shoved up too high  by his father-in-law,